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Vox: “Elizabeth Warren confronts Trump nominee for her role in family separations”

In an deep dive piece for Vox, Alexia Fernández Campbell captures how Senator Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) tore into a top Trump administration official — Kathy Kraninger, Trump’s pick for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — for her role in the family separation scandal. According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: When we ask … Continue reading »

This Administration is Now Making Unilateral Decisions About Which Parents Deserve to Get Their Children Back?

Frank Sharry: “The only bad actors that should be separated from these kids are the federal officials who cruelly and coldly caused this crisis” The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, in response to reports that the federal government is deciding which children are “eligible” for reunification with their … Continue reading »

Detained Mother with 9-year-old Son: “He wonders when we will get to the United States.  I do not tell him that we are already here. He wouldn’t believe that the United States would treat us this way.”

On Monday, more than 200 sworn statements from detained immigrants – mothers, fathers, children – were filed in federal court describing horrific conditions in immigration detention.  Many came seeking asylum only to be thrown into what most described as “dog cages” and “ice boxes” with highly unsanitary conditions where guards kicked and taunted children, guards … Continue reading »

More Damning Details of How Trump Administration is Treating Immigrant Children

The Trump Administration’s cruel and incompetent family separation policy and related crackdown continues to exact a toll on children and families, as a series of first-person accounts and assessments highlight. Meanwhile, several medical experts are speaking out against the administration’s proposed “alternative,” stressing the long-term trauma that would result from the indefinite incarceration of children … Continue reading »

Heads Up! As Trump Tries to Recover from the Surrender in Helsinki, Expect Another Cynical Pivot to Attacking Immigrants

Fresh off his historically disastrous summit in Helsinki, be ready for President Trump to try his favorite political maneuver – aiming to distract and divide us by whipping up fears over immigrants. Immigrant bashing is his central political strategy to divert attention from Helsinki, soaring healthcare costs, the Trump Tariff Tax, and declining wages. According … Continue reading »

First-Person Accounts Bear Witness to the Lasting Trauma of Trump Family Separations on Kids, Families and Our Country

The Trump administration’s family separations have inflicted a lasting trauma on thousands of children and families – as well as on our nation’s moral authority. While more than 2,500 minors remain separated from their parents as a direct result of Trump administration policy, dozens of children have been reunited and they, and their parents, are … Continue reading »

Eugene Robinson of WaPo: “The Trump administration kidnapped children. Someone should go to jail.”

Washington Post syndicated columnist Eugene Robinson has authored a scathing condemnation of the Trump administration. He opens with this: The Trump administration’s kidnapping — that’s the proper word — of the children of would-be migrants should be seen as an ongoing criminal conspiracy. Somebody ought to go to jail. Under a federal court order, all … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Dara Lind: “A New Study Blows up Trump’s ‘Catch-and-Release’ Myth”

This week, Vox’s Dara Lind is out with a new exclusive on a joint, must-read study from Asylum Seekers Advocacy Project (ASAP) and Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC). The study shows that, despite the administration’s claims, Trump and his agents do not have to indefinitely detain immigrant families. It is legal to apply for asylum. And immigrant … Continue reading »

Despite Public Outrage, an Executive Order Purportedly Ending Family Separation and Two Court Decisions, the Trump Administration Remains Intent on Mass Family Detention and Separation

After enormous public and political pressure, President Trump issued an executive order (E.O.) that purportedly put an end to family separation. However, since that E.O. was signed three weeks ago, only a few families separated by the Trump Administration have been reunited, even families with infants and toddlers and even in spite of a court … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Trump Administration May Start Separating Families, Again

As the nation reels from Trump’s family separation policy, Vox’s Dara Lind cautions that — following Judge Dolly Gee’s Monday ruling — the Trump administration is gearing up to separate families again. As she explains: In some cases, Monday night’s ruling says, the government can force parents to make a choice: stay with their children … Continue reading »

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